It’s that time again: this week marks the start of a new series in Forza Horizon 5.
During July's Forza Monthly showcase event, Playground Games has previewed everything we can look forward to in Forza Horizon 5 Series 10.
Forza Horizon 5 Series 10 – Extreme E
Forza Horizon 5 Series 10 kicks off on 21 July – just a few days after the Hot Wheels expansion launches.
With it comes the debut of the Extreme E electric off-road racing series in Forza Horizon 5. Encouraging sustainability, Extreme E races take place around the world and use identical high-performance off-road buggies.
In Forza Horizon 5 Series 10, you’ll be racing the Extreme E Odyssey 21 e-SUV in Dirt and Cross Country races, showcased in the Forza Monthly event tackling the dirt. With a 470kW (roughly 550 hp) battery produced by Williams Advanced Engineering, a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, and a 911 suspension system, the Odyssey 21 is built for off-road racing.
The electric off-roader can be yours for 700,000 credits at the AutoShow, or you can win it by completing Series 10 Festival Playlist challenges. There are ten Odyssey 21 variants to unlock in Series 10, each representing a different Extreme E team.
Each season in the Series 10 Festival Playlist is inspired by real-world Extreme E locations. You'll be racing along the east coast by Playa Azul in the Summer "Island X Prix" season and through the city of Guanajuato in the "Energy X Prix" Autumn Season. Winter's “Copper X Prix” takes place in Copper Canyon while the final Spring "Desert X Prix" has you racing through Baja in Dunas Blancas.
Series Progress reward cars in Series 10 are the Mclaren #58 Extreme E at 80 points and the Raesr TS '19 at 40 points.
Season Progress reward cars are the Mclaren #58 Extreme E at 80 points and the Raesr TS '19 at 40 points.
In the Summer Festival Playlist, you can earn the #23 Porsche 917 at 20 points and the Noble M600 at 40 points. Completing The Trial reward you with the, Ferrari Portofino '18. Showcase Remix returns to the Festival Playlist with the Hot Wheels Rip Rod as the reward car.
The #44 Extreme E can be yours for completing the Danger Sign challenge, while the #42 Extreme E and Ford Mustang ’16 are your Seasonal Championship reward cars. You can also win the Rimac Concept 2 in the Collectibles challenge, which requires you to smash 20 batteries in Playa Azul.
Autumn’s Season Progress reward cars are the Porsche 911C2 GW (20 points) and Ferrari F8 Tributo (40 points).
Additionally, you can win the Jaguar XFR-S by completing The Trial and the Audi RS 5 in the Seasonal Playground Games event. Completing the Speed Trap earns you the #23 Extreme E and the #5 Extreme E can be won in the Seasonal Championship. Continuing the EV theme, you can also win the electric Jaguar I-Pace when completing The Eliminator.
When the Winter season comes around, the Emory 356 C '64 (20 points) and KTM X-Bow GT4 (40 points) are the Season Progress reward cars.
Completing The Trial unlocks the Saleen S1 '18, while the classic Jaguar MK II 3.8 is the reward car for completing the Seasonal Playground Games. Other Winter reward cars include the #55 Extreme E, #22 Extreme E, Porsche Cayman, and Porsche Taycan S.
Spring’s Season Progress cars are the Porsche 911 '90 (20 points) and Vauxhall Carlton (40 points). The Lamborghini Huracan Performante can be earned by completing The Trial.
Rounding off Spring reward cars are the #6 Extreme E, #125 Extreme E, and Infiniti Q60.
New car customisation options
Series 10 also adds new Hot Wheels-themed car customisation options free to all players. These include Spectraflame paint finishes and a Hot Wheels semi-slick race tyre compound.
Coinciding with Series 10 will be a new game update with bug fixes for issues affecting Auction Houses and temporal anti-aliasing for PC players.
Series 11 - Rami'sRacing History
Series 10 doesn't start until 21 July, but that didn't stop Playground Games from teasing Series 11. Starting on 18 August, Series 11 - Rami's Racing History will feature a new Collectable as well as a plethora of new cars, speed zones, and Forzathon Shop Sales.